SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Fabrique Nationale for Browning
Model: T-Bolt T2 Deluxe
Serial Number: 37912X7
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with 5 Shot Removable Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS Mo. & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. The right side of the barrel is marked “PATENT PENDING”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE”, and with “* / Y” inspection mark (used by Leon Chesnoy from 1959-1968), a “Lion / PV” smokeless powder proof, a “Crown / R” rifled barrel proof and a Crowned “E / LG / *” definitive proof mark. The underside of the barrel in front of the forend is marked “37912X7”. The left side of the receiver and bolt are marked with a “* / Y”, a “Lion / PV” and a Peron.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The barrel has a steel blade front sight pressed into a plastic ramped base which is fixed to the barrel. There are two rings attached to the top of the receiver for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkering walnut with a high gloss finish (texted negative for Saltwood). The buttstock has a pistol grip, a straight comb, and a black plastic shotgun style buttplate marked “Browning” that has a pebbled finish. The wood shows some scattered minor scrapes and compressions, the most notable of which are on the front of the grip and bottom left near the belly. There are a few light marks in the checkering but overall it is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows minimal wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few tiny marks in the barrel and faint thinning at the muzzle. The bolt shows some minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety at the left rear of the receiver. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a single 5 round magazine marked “.22 L.R. BROWNING”.
Our Assessment: This is a really well cared for rifle that is in fantastic condition. We see a lot of guns that aren’t in this condition that are only a year old, let alone over 50 years old. It is always a pleasure to see firearms that have been well taken care of by their owners. This is a Browning T-Bolt bolt action rifle that was made by FN in Belgium in 1967. The rifle is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its original finish remaining. The wood shows only a few light marks and the bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. In addition to good looks, it has Belgian quality – FN has been building high quality rifles, pistols and shotguns for Browning for a long time. The .22 Long Rifle cartridge is a great round target practice and for hunting small game and varmints. Someone who appreciates fine guns and is in the market for a good looking rifle for small game hunting is going to be very happy with this. Please see our photos and good luck!